Sea, sand & sun sensations
Surveying the latest top stories, we learned that reproductive rights won out in Illinois (as the battle continues elsewhere), international tech wars rage on, tariff trifles carry forward and more — Week in Pop delivers some of the latest breaking media that is currently on our radar. The latest news is that Brooklyn pop star Barleaux returned with the deeply and dearly enriched and emotively encoded single "Code" via AWAL; red steppes announced the Native Cat album Arcs with a listen to the adversity conquering ballad of purpose and ode to rising above life's challenges on "Trouble"; Hélène Barbier delivered a look at the stuffed bear psych visual for "The Good Thing" off the album Have You Met Elliott? via Emotional Response/Caballito Records; Ryan Pollie delivered the beautiful, heart and mind opening song "Getting Clean" featured off the ANTI- self-titled; Squadda B released Squadda Mania; Yumi Zoumi shared a look at the snazzy, sassy and stylish LA steeped visual for "Crush (It's Late, Just Stay)" from Robbie Barnett, Austin Roa and Carter Ross, starring Caroline Hebert, Chase Williamson and the band; Arlo Day delivered a look at the intimate Holly Taylor, Elena Isolini & Esther Collins visual for the melancholic and moody "Bad Timing" from the Domino EP of the same name; Claire Morales unveiled the rustic and wild Ana Dria visual for "Sibylle" from the anticipated new album All That Wanting; Boulevards shared the energetic and throwback r&b styles of "My Baby's Gone"; Baloji released the album album Kaniama: The Yellow Version via Bella Union & the film The Kaniama Show; Crumb dropped the specter soaring "Ghostride" and followed it with the mesmerizing “Fall Down” from the debut album Jinx; DESURE delivered a look at the Collin Duddy visual for the ode to the SoCal city of angels, "Los Angeles"; Huntly presented a look at the performance visual from Dyllan Corbett for the earnest and expressive "Giving Circle"; Ananya Birla delivered the boss jam "Blackout" ft. WurlD & Vector; The Glow, Mike Caridi of LVL UP, dropped the album Am I via Double Double Whammy; Gemma unveiled the passionate and purposeful single "'Til We Lose the Feeling" off the second album Feeling's Not a Tempo via Double Double Whammy; Rose McGowan and David J (Bauhaus, Love & Rockets) collaborated on "The Auteur (Redux/Starlet's Cut)"; Chris Orrick released the album Out to Sea; Emmrose delivered the piercing pop gaze of "Dangerous Eyes"; Tucson's Chateau Chateau delivered the fresh summer saturated sounds with the Evidence EP; Spencer Radcliffe released the album Hot Spring via Run For Cover; Mae Muller dropped the anthem about the joys of being your own person with the visual for "Anticlimax"; The Code unveiled the mercury EP; Miraa May delivered smack down on all the haters with "FWM"; Sarasara delivered the tangled sensual visuals for "Into Me See" via Orgone; Portland's Tara Velarde the emotion rising EP Rise; Meyru delivered the ecstatic emotions and energy of "Something I Like"; Skepta presented the Duncan Loudon co-directed visual for the real life tales of "Bullet From a Gun" seen spitted straight from a bench in a Camden Town tube station; Dude York delivered the Jared Caldwell-directed visual of performance pop art antics for "Box" off the Hardly Art album Falling;
Baseball Gregg dished out their latest sentimental single "The Movies" ft. Pecas & William Corduroy and the illuminated “Hong Kong Hike”; Ess Ford delivered a slice of PNW vibes with the single "Rainforest Town"; (Sandy) Alex G announced the Domino album House of Sugar and shared the demolition derby visual from Zev Magasis for the uplifting and grateful anthem "Gretel"; San Francisco's DEWR presented the infomercial style visual for "Serenity"; Ted Kennedy sent along the intatiable club jam "Not Enough"; Renni Rucci delivered the flashy and elevated visual for "Elevators"; Santa Cruz artist Joe Kaplow shared the rustic folk ode "Corncob Pipe"; Kevin Morby delivered the energetic fun of the "OMG Rock n Roll" visual; Alice Cohen & The Channel 14 Weather Team delivered the glamorous and sensationally spring shimmering visual from Gabrielle Muller for "Plastic Paradise" from the NNA Tapes album Artifical Fairytales; Fleet delivered the acoustic aura of introspection and earnest expression with the beautiful work of heartbreaks and happiness that is Forever the Optimist via In Black Records; Night Moves shared the action packed adventure odyssey Cameron Dutra visual for "Strands Align" off the Domino Records album Can You Really Find Me; Cold Showers presented a viewing of the Travis Waddell video for "Shine" off the Dais album Motionless; Seba Kaapstad delivered the neon night visual for "Don't" off the Mello Music album Thina; Brijean delivered a look at the video within the video visual for "Show & Tell" from the debut EP Walkie Talkie; Micah E. Wood delivered the evocative single "Take It Slow" & the aerobic workout visual for "Stay Right Here" ft. Josh Stokes, directed by Jeffery Chance; hear the snazzy, smooth and silky Zach Burba's Margarita mix of Dear Nora's "Worship the Cactus"; Lil Keed dropped the pride and poise of "Proud of Me" ft. Young Thug; SZA, The Weeknd and Travis Scott delivered the visual for the collaborative cut "Power is Power"; Julia Shapiro delivered the sentimental and sincere Claire Buss visual for the earnest and wistful "A Couple Highs" and the self-directed visual for the moving and shifting single “Shape” off the debut album Perfect Version arriving June 14 via Hardly Art; Fury delivered Failed Entertainment via Run For Cover; Leeches presented the rocker "Flowers in the Garden" via Leisure Records; Gypsy Temple shared the expressive visual for "Today"; Mac DeMarco delivered the dramatic visual for "On the Square" from William Sipos & Sean Campos, starring Tommy Midnight; Cat Clyde presented a look at the arid desert epic animated visual for "Bird Bone" from Xavier Palin; argonaut&wasp presented a look at the posh life thriller visual for "Monacillo"; Denzel Curry dropped ZUU; Z Money delivered the paper rain visual for "Shawty Paid Intro" from Diesel Filmz, produced by DY and JMoney World; Lil Tecca presented the Cole Bennett summer workout regiment visual for "Ransom"; Rod Wave delivered the video that follows the artist from the studio, to the stage and beyond for the introspective "Heart On Ice"; Jonah Yano & BADBADNOTGOOD dropped the expressive makeup applying visual for the intimate single "nervous" from the forthcoming debut EP via Innovative Leisure;
Jay Som announce the album Anak Ko for Polyvinyl and unveiled the asphalt speeding single and visual for "Superbike"; Color Collage presented us with a look at the Kate Bennis-directed video for the warm and caring single "Eye On You" that features aerobics with Ivy and the ladies of the Penn South Program for Seniors; Modern Love Child shared the inspired visual odyssey for "Golden Brown" from the debut album; MrENC delivered the emotive tinged anthems of urgency and intrigue with "We Set Things Right" off the Velvet Blue Music EP On and On and On; Tyler, the Creator presented the television show style performance visual for "Earfquake" off the album Igor; Imogen Heap and Guy Sigsworth dropped the Frou Frou jam "Guitar Song (Live)" via Linda Perry and Kerry Brown’s We Are Hear imprint; Lisel shared the wondrous visuals for "Ciphers" from Jing Niu, Zoë Alyce Salnave and Philips Shum; Freddie Gibbs and Madlib delivered the visual for "Crime Pays" from their album Bandana; Ellis delivered a look at the moving Justin Singer visual for the evocative early spring energy of "Something Blue"; Athens' Dury Dava delivered a listen to the mind tripping cosmic cut "Σάτανα" from their debut s/t album via Inner Ear; CAPYAC shared a slick and smooth remix of BUHU's single "Yew"; Whispering Sons shared a look at the eerie forest set visual for "Hollow" directed by Pieter De Ridder; Pearl Charles delivered the sweet summertime visual for "Sunshine Wine"; The Y Axes delivered the escapist energies of "Get Away"; The Warhawks busted out all the warhammers with the mind raging and fist waving single "Never Felt So Good"; G Flip delivered a look at the romantic visual from Lucy Knox for "I Am Not Afraid"; Abe Hollow shared the subdued song that centers around graven images and more with "Golden Calf"; Hatchie delivered the road touring visual for "Obsessed" off Keepsake (Double Double Whammy, Heavenly Recordings and Ivy League); Loving delivered the lush and lovely single "Nihilist Kite Flyer"; James World delivered the DIY full-length of blistering and raw expressions with Funny Dreams; Doodie brings it all back home in the visual for "Time Out"; Flipp Dinero delivered the statement of needed solace with "Leave Me Alone"; Pom Pom Squad, lead by Mira Berrin, shared the single of things that that grate on the psyche with the aptly titled "Heavy Heavy"; Liam Duncan delivered the big bouquet of post-breakup pop with "Can't Stop Calling You Baby"; J-E-T-S, aka Machinedrum and Jimmy Edgar, dropped the album ZOOSPA via Innovative Leisure; Very Jazzed's Chase DeMaster launched the fun, DIY and poppy Get a Life project; Tee Lerrone delivered the warehouse dance jam banger "I Turn Nothing Into Everything" https://orcd.co/e0jm13k; Tove Lo delivered the good riddance breakup anthem "Glad He's Gone"; New Zealand group Miss June signed to Frenchkiss Records and dropped the righteous rocker "Best Girl" https://orcd.co/mjbestgirl; Jai Paul hype; the return of Pavement; and we remember Roky Erickson and Leon Redbone.
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